NBUS #6, CAS Mix-Up, SSS Wednesday

Well I'm just in the knick of time for Darnell's NBUS Challenge, so I better get right to it.  My dad's in the hospital, so I put together this card for him..

I started with a panel that I watercolor smooshed using distress inks and an embossing folder, then matted with a couple of papers, mounted on foam tape and applied to cardbase.  I then used ep to write my sentiment onto vellum, attaching underneath the sentiment only.
Edited to add:  I had seen this technique year's ago (don't even remember where), but resurrected it since I'm in love with this ef!  Sorry I can't get credit!  P.S.  I did not run the ef through a Big Shot or any other machine, just used the pattern after I smoothed and spritzed onto the emboss side (both sides are the same on this folder).

This card is playing in:
NBUS #6 - EF, the script, and an inside sentiment
CAS Mix-Up: March - Stamping, watercolor and heat embossing (my choice)
SSS Wednesday (3/10) - A Bit o' Green

Ink: DI Faded Jeans & Mowed Lawn, PTI Enchanted Evening
EF:  Darice Argyle
    Sentiments:  Concord & 9th - Sophisticated script, PTI - Inside & Out Well Wishes and Beautiful       Blessings

Thanks for dropping by, hope you don't mind that this was such a quick post!



  1. Wow, this came out so beautiful! Love the watercolor BG and that embossed sentiment just steals the show!
    Great job!

  2. Wonderful masculine card! Love the use of the EF and inks ❤️

  3. Ding, ding, ding ... THAT is OUTSTANDING!!! Argyle?? there's an embossing folder for this??!! LOve the blue/green - my favorite for plaid, and argyle!

  4. Sorry to hear your dad is in the hospital. Hope everything goes well, and that he comes home soon. I will put him on my prayer list. You've made a beautiful card for him, and I'm sure it will cheer him immensely. Love the smooshing, and the sentiment on the vellum. Just a wonderful card. Bev

  5. What a perfect card for your Dad, TK! I love these colors and how the vellum sentiment adds another dimension! Hope your Dad is better soon! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  6. what a great masculine design! hope your dad is better!

  7. What a wonderful masculine card TK. Love the colours and the technique you've used. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up.

    This is going to brighten your dad's dad. Hope he is on the road to recovery soon. xx

  8. Love that stenciled background, and the sentiment is so pretty. I have been eyeing those stamps!

  9. Sorry to hear about your Dad, TK ... hope he's soon recovered and out of hospital ... keeping him in my prayers! Your delicious card is sure to brighten his spirits ... that smooshed argyle pattern is gorgeous and graphic ... and fab with the embossed sentiment! That Concord & 9th set is so in my wish book ... its OOS everywhere! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. This is an awesome guy card, TK! I'd be pinning this even if it weren't being pinned for the NBUS gallery board! Did you realize you were my very last entry with your third card? That made me smile! I'm sorry to hear about your Dad and I do hope he is recovering! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Love this card, TK!!! Sorry for the need and hope your dad is out of the hospital now and feeling much better. ♥


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